This activity uses the frequently anthologized abridged version of the speech. Students will create a summary of the speech. They will put their summary into multimedia project, dividing the speech’s main points and including appropriate images that illustrate the concepts of the speech and its points. Good practice for summary writing that also includes a creative component to increase engagement. Includes image explanation worksheet, self-reflection, rubric, and argument analysis graphic organizer.
The speech is available in its abridged form here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2927t.html (which uses one of the alternate titles for the text, “What to the Negro is the Fourth of July.) Speech text not included.
The complete speech can also be used, but will require additional time and likely more than 5 main points.
Student Instruction Sheet with summary writing tips
Student Instruction Sheet without summary writing tips
Image Explanation Worksheet
Argument Support Analysis Chart with Key (also included What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Reading Activities
This item is a single file PDF.
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Reading Activities
Other resources for the speech coming soon!
Follow my store (with the green star) to get updates on new products.
Like this? Check these out:
"I Have a Dream" Activity Bundle Martin Luther King Jr
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Activities Bundle- PDF
Scaffolding Support for Research Writing